In Loving Memory of Col. Hannibal Smith

January 6, 2011

So, I own The A-Team as of the Christmas holiday season, and re-watching it made me realize two things: 1) B.A. Baracus should have been called “One-Shot” Baracus, because nothing stands up to two hits from him, and 2) Solars need a Charm so they can make plans like Colonel Hannibal Smith.  In honor of this second point (and with the much appreciated aid of my Skype buddies), I have developed such a Charm.  Behold!

A Plan Comes Together
Cost: 4 motes per person; Mins: Lore 5, Essence 4; Type: Simple (Speed 6 Long)
Keywords: Merged
Duration: One Plan
Prerequisite Charms: Lore Essence Flow

There are few who can collate data and calculate variables as well as a Lawgiver.  There are fewer still who can weave those disparate streams of information into a coherent plan.  When the Solar activates this Charm, he spends several minutes outlining a singular plan dedicated to accomplishing a discrete goal.  When so doing, he temporarily creates a type of meta-excellency, similar to those of the Yozis, wherein he outlines a handful of key words or phrases pivotal to the plan’s execution.  Those affected (up to the Solar’s Lore) may spend 2 motes per die as a non-Charm Reflexive action while performing an act in line with the plan’s keywords to gain up to the Solar’s (Essence) in dice, which do not count as dice granted from Charms.  The Solar may choose to include himself in this benefit (requiring commitment as normal), but he may purchase dice for one mote each. 

Merged: When a Plan Comes Together (War)



  1. This is brilliant and actually pretty useful!

  2. I pity the fool who doesn’t use this charm.

  3. I hope this sees use some day. My initial conception of it was much clumsier, but thanks to the assistance of some of my editors, it got MUCH better!

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